By Toby Prince
Following the surge in the rate of suicide across the country, several Nigerians have urged the Federal Government to ban Sniper insecticide.
Marketed by Swiss-Nigeria Chemical Company, Sniper is a very popular brand and has come to be known as the most effective in driving away insects, including mosquitoes, cockroaches and more.
However, some Nigerians have resorted to the pesticide for solace when depressed.
Chukwuemeka Akachi, a 400-level student of the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN) recently committed suicide using Sniper.
A 22-year-old man, identified simply as Segun, also turned to the insecticide after a low score at the last UTME.
Here’s what Nigerians had to say.
Since morning I never chop oooh, So I go come Carry #150 now go buy sniper say I want kill myself abi say I de suffer abi?
I go just buy garri #50
Pure water #20
Collect #10 change to buy pure water later..
We go dey push am
Devil na bastard
— Sam Eba (@SamEba_) May 16, 2019
For those asking Fedral government to ban sniper.. Please don’t forget to add
….the list goes on.
Suicide isn’t the answer!!!!… Sniper isn’t the problem either pic.twitter.com/19dnz7Vnh3
— BeavTv (@Beaversticks) May 16, 2019
Today they are the leading voice on sniper and suicide
Tommorow they are the very person seen dishing out Savage replies on the same platform
You ever wondered if your victims are depressed too?
— 👑Dexter’Miles™ SZN🌍🚀 (@_dextermiles) May 16, 2019
I really want to know how the people that made Sniper are feeling right now? this one everybody is blaming them for suicide in Nigeria and asking for a ban of their product 😩
— Suzzette (@queensuzzette) May 16, 2019